Review: About that Night by Julie James

Publication Date: April 3rd, 2012
Berkley Sensation
Format: Kindle Edition
RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face to face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she’s stunned. More troubling to the beautiful Assistant U.S. Attorney is that she’s still wildly attracted to him.


Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn’t thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case — but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can’t say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn’t mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won’t give up on something he wants — and what he wants is the one woman he’s never forgotten…

Nine years ago Rylann Pierce had the (dis)pleasure of almost dating the computer whiz and billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes. Unfortunately, after a night of flirtations in the guise of sarcastic banters, things didn’t work out – as in, Kyle Rhodes stood her up on the day they were supposed to go on a date. Never one to be a sulking female, Rylann took it in strides and chocked it up to intervening fate. After all, how far could a relationship with a spoiled, womanizing heir go?

Nine years later and she found herself representing the State against the Twitter Terrorist, aka, Kyle Rhodes. It was as if the years gone by meant nothing because she still found him incredibly irresistible. Regardless of their mutual attraction, the fact remains that there’s a great wall between them. This time, Rylann was sure she would be commiting career suicide if she allow the relationship to evolve. Who’d ever heard of an Assistant U.S. Attorney dating a criminal?

Oh lawdy. I’ve never seen an episode of LOST but after reading this book, I kind of have this urge to order it on my non-existent NET FLIX. If my memory serves me right, Sawyer is the long-haired, blond, chiseled adonis on Lost, correct? Excuse me while I wipe off the dribbling drool off my lips. Let me tell you, ladies, if all computer geeks look a smidgeon like Kyle, I’ll be trekking my butt to the nearest Computer Science college. Yowza. Kyle Rhodes has this take-charge, I’m-the-man attitude rolled in with the playfulness of a wicked boy.

Anyway, let’s talk about the book before I completely lose what’s left of my book reviewing creds (if I had any).

What else can I say about Julie James and her books other than, when is the next one out? I’m totally smitten with her characters. The female leads are far from wilting violets; strong, sassy, sarcastic and there’s never a shortage of ill-tempered, hot males.

Her books are a wealth of basic(?) law knowledge and for a few moments, I could pretend that I actually know a thing or two about court proceedings. Heh. The thing about her stories is that, it won’t take long for you to realize that you’re hooked and every single book has this consistent unputdownable quality. The lady writes good romance, good books, and in some instances, good suspense.

As I’m writing this review, I’m having this feeling of deja vu. Because I know some of the things I’ve said have already been mentioned on my previous Julie James’ reviews. But you know what? It’s unavoidable. [shrugs]

Verdict: No need to state the obvious here and I’m tired of sounding like a broken record. Goshdarnnit, people! *yanks you by the lapels of your shirt* READ IT!!!

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